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Sanu WWII in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Sylvrfalcn, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Sylvrfalcn


    Jun 4, 2002
    One of my guys, A1C Michael Reese, ordered an 18" WWII, and has bugged me incessantly at every mail call about it. It arrived yesterday, and what a beauty! It's got no initials on it, but unless he's changed his maker's mark ("+"), it was made by Sanu. It's got a wood handle and a beautifully wrought blade, that only required some light honing to be "hair poppin' sharp". The fit, finish, balance, and handling of this knife are nothing short of remarkable. Sanu must have been full of joy on the day he made it.

    Airman Reese asked me to mention his khuk on the forum, and to pass on his sincere thanks and deep admiration to Uncle Bill, and to all the kamis at Bir Ghorkha who make these wonderful blades. Does this kid love his new khukri? Does a frog bump his a## when he hops?:D :D

  2. Sharri


    May 24, 2002
    Uncle, did you ever thought about making Sarge the HI commercial representant for Afghanistan? :D :D :D
  3. Pappy


    Mar 1, 2002
    Glad to hear the young man likes the WW11. Kumar made mine and you have handled it. It is so heavy that I don't think I'll ever need an 18" AK.
    The 16.5" is closer to the weight that most 18" knives are.

    Sanu made my 15" Sirupati and for it's size it is a worker. Mother used it in the kitchen for a while till she gave it back to me. When I help her cut up stew meat and veggies you know what I use.

    Sound like your guys like the knives enough to really take good care of them.
    Have a good day Sarge and God Bless you all.:)
  4. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    That's Sanu alright.

    Many thanks for good report from the field in Stan.

    Yep. Sarge needs to be the official HI Sales Rep in Stan.
  5. Sylvrfalcn


    Jun 4, 2002
    Re: HI sales rep in Afghanistan

    Got a couple of security forces guys, and an aircraft fuels specialist that'll be putting in orders for khuks when they get home.
    They didn't want to order from over here because they ship home in about a week.

    HI khuks don't need much selling over here. All one needs to do is walk over to a group of guys, draw the the trusty khuk from it's scabbard, and nonchalantly start wiping the blade down with a rag. Someone will invariably ask, "what in the heck kind of knife is that?". By the time I'm through explaining what it is, where it's from, and how it's made, the next question is usually, "where can I get one?". ;)

  6. Pappy


    Mar 1, 2002
    Don't you wish that everybody wanted Khuks the way the military does?

    If more folks had the chance to find out how useful they are you might not be able to keep an inventory at all.:D :D :D
  7. Hibuke


    Mar 28, 2002
    Hey Sarge!

    Lucky you! Everyone I've met is kinda scared of my Khuks, save for 2 gals... :D:D:D
  8. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    Pappy, you need to talk with old Nam Marine Scout, Ray Chiappelli. He's got some great stories with clippings from "Stars and Stripes" to back them up. While on R & R in Hong Kong he tried to buy the khukuri right off the belt of a 10PMO Gorkha but with no success. He now owns more than 40 HI khukuris unless he's given some of them away to friends and relatives.

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